Cross Country Wireless High Z Antenna Amplifier
The High Z Antenna Amplifier is designed to match shortened high impedance antenna elements to a 50 or 75 ohm feeder for excellent reception in the medium wave, 160 and 80m amateur radio bands with good reception from 100 kHz to 30 MHz.
In typical use the main antenna element is a 3 to 6m (10 to 20 ft) vertical rod or wire. The ground connection is a single earth or ground rod.
The voltage gain is set to unity and the amplifier offers repeatable gain and phase performance so that any number of amplifiers from 2 to 9 can be used in a directional phased array with a suitable phase switching unit.
The amplifier is housed in a polycarbonate box with stainless steel antenna connections and a BNC or F type socket. 12V DC power is fed up the feeder to power the amplifier. It can also be powered with 4.7V DC from the bias-tee in SDRPlay receivers.
Like our other active antenna products it has RF overload protection to allow it to be used very close to transmit antennas without damaging the amplifier or the attached receiver. It also has an optional diode limiter on the output to protect delicate wideband SDR receivers like the SDRPlay receiver from damage. A wire link can be cut inside the amplifier to allow it to run at full output for use with high performance receivers.
The amplifier has a common mode filter on the RF output to stop noise and interference picked up on the coax feeder from entering the amplifier.
Frequency range: 100 kHz to 30 MHz
Antenna input impedance: 50 k ohm
Output impedance: 50 ohms (BNC female) or 75 ohm (F type female)
Voltage gain: Unity (1)
Current gain: 1000
IP3: TBC (Beyond our test equipment so >50 dBm)
Supply voltage: 4.7 to 15V negative earth via the feeder
Supply current (at 13.8 V): 25 mA
Amplifier connectors: Two M6 stainless steel threaded studs and BNC female (50 ohms) or F type female (75 ohms)
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